Gypsum (Var: Selenite), Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.1 cm
Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Sneffels District (Mount Sneffels District), Ouray Co., Colorado, USA

Sitting on drusy white quartz is a lustrous, well formed, doubly terminated, transparent, crystal of gypsum which is 7 cm in length. It is doubly-terminated and stands out very nicely from the matrix, making it an exceptional example for the locality! I mean, whoever bought a selenite specimen from Ouray for the SELENITE itself, before?! Normally its just associated with a more desirable mineral but here it IS the focal point. There is minor edge bruising, but it is insignificant. 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.1 cm